Category Archives: Employee Performance Management

Sep 22, 2016  |   By Todd Stanton →

The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016: Is Your Organization Complying with the Notice Requirement?

The Defend Trade Secrets Act (“DTSA”) of 2016 that became effective May 11, 2016 creates a federal private cause of action for trade secret misappropriation and provides remedies including injunction, damages, exemplary damages up to two times the amount of damages for willful and malicious appropriation, and reasonable attorney’s fees for the prevailing party under certain circumstances. But it also provides immunity to employees who     Continue reading

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Feb 24, 2016  |   By Porschia Parker →

Are Tomorrow’s Leaders Ready Today? Three Things You Need to Know

What do you see as you look around a typical office?   Once you get past the coffee cups, computer monitors, and creatively designed (or not so creatively designed) desks, it’s about the people.   Diversity in the workplace has increased substantially within the last 10-15 years. There is a wealth of information out there about diversity driving business growth, economic performance, and innovation.   Differences in the     Continue reading

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May 7, 2014  |   By Felicia Crawford-Smith →

3 Things Employers Should Do After an Employee is Arrested for a DUI

Last week I received a rather unusual call from a good friend who is a VP of HR at a well-known company outside of Atlanta.  It seems that Sheryl (not her real name) had been the recipient of an email from an employee in another department.  This employee’s email contained info on someone else at the company- who had been arrested for a DUI.  Sheryl     Continue reading

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Oct 21, 2013  |   By Elizabeth Sigler →

“Derailers” and Employment Liability: Or, How to Get Out of the Way Before the Train Jumps its Tracks

Much of our advice to clients flows from observing two principles of human behavior, the first being: Angry people sue. Appreciating Principle #1 often helps employers navigate turmoil (or near-turmoil) with existing employees. Having patience and taking extra steps to manage employee expectations can sometimes avert or downgrade a brewing conflict, and proactively maintaining a positive workplace often prevents conflict all together. Yet no matter     Continue reading

Posted in Americans with Disabilities Act, Best HR Practices, Employee Performance Management, Featured, Hiring and On-boarding, Respectful Workplace   |  

Sep 17, 2013  |   By Sarah Bowen →

Derailed: How Can You Avoid a Costly Hiring Mistake?

When was the last time you saw a headline on Google News announcing yet another executive scandal? It happens almost daily, right? Our media is plagued with accounts of corporate fraud, audit scandals, and inter-office indignity. How can we, as HR, employment law and talent management professionals avoid the selection of leaders who dive off the deep end? While there is no way to completely     Continue reading

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Aug 30, 2013  |   By Elizabeth Sigler →

Sound like anyone you know? Portrait of a Classic Workplace Troublemaker

This video offers a funny (and uncanny) depiction of one particularly challenging workplace personality: More on “derailers” and what they mean for your business to follow.

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Oct 27, 2012  |   By Felicia Crawford-Smith →

T & A: There’s Never Been a Better Time to Get Some

Time and attendance headaches are everyone’s problem. Have you ever had an issue with a chronically late employee?  You know the one.   He slinks in at 9:30 a.m. more than a couple of days per week, even though his official arrival time is supposed to be 9:00 a.m.  Does he provide a simple phone call that he’ll be late or even a half hearted apology?      Continue reading

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Sep 3, 2012  |   By Barbara Kaufman →

For CEOs, It Doesn’t Have To Be Lonely At The Top

This article was originally published in the June 29-July 5, 2012 edition of the Atlanta Business Chronicle.  It is republished with the permission of the author. Like most adages or clichés, “lonely at the top” rings true most of the time.  Whether you own your business, are a CEO, or the head of your department, it can be very challenging to make decisions and shape     Continue reading

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Nov 2, 2011  |   By Todd Stanton →

Evolving Out of the Evaluation

This is the first in a two-part post addressing a workplace issue that likely causes employees and supervisors as much consternation as any aspect of their employment:  The Annual Performance Evaluation. A growing number of small and medium-sized employers are jettisoning the traditional annual performance evaluation for more innovative and inspiring ways of measuring and improving performance.  Changing the status quo may take a bit     Continue reading

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